11 You lead me in[a] the path of life.[b] I experience absolute joy in your presence;[c] you always give me sheer delight.[d]
Psalm 16:11tnHeb “cause me to know”; or “cause me to experience.”
Psalm 16:11tn This is a metaphorical way of saying, “you preserve my life.” The phrase “path of life” stands in contrast to death/Sheol in Prov 2:18-19; 5:5-6; 15:24.
Psalm 16:11tnHeb “abundance of joy [is] with your face.” The plural form of the noun שִׂמְחָה (simkhah, “joy”) occurs only here and in Ps 45:15. It may emphasize the degree of joy experienced.
Psalm 16:11tnHeb “delight [is] in your right hand forever.” The plural form of the adjective נָעִים (naʿim, “pleasant, delightful”) may here emphasize the degree of delight experienced (see Job 36:11).
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